Texas Lights: VI

Young, Stark
August 1934
New Republic;8/22/34, Vol. 80 Issue 1029, p48
Presents some personal experiences of the author. Coffin plate of Hiram Pond, an ancestor of the author's friend shown to him; Description of the plate; Friend got the coffin plate only because his Auntie, when the old house in Connecticut was broken up, picked it out of a rubbish heap; Plate would go, if he cared anything about it, to a direct descendant of Hiram Pond who is at present an eminent citizen of San Francisco, where he is handsomely engaged in shipping; Custom of his ancestors always in those good old days to place on the coffin of the deceased a plate bearing the name and sometimes dates and other matters; Details of another burial custom; Custom to bury the dead with their jewels; Information about Parlange tomb, nearly two centuries old, in the cemetery at New Roads, Louisiana; Information that Madame Claude Vincent Ternant was buried there, when the tomb was new.


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